Fill the tips jar for Theoria Apophosis.
Have been looking at how radiation is presented, and explained in recent centuries. What is ra-diation? How do we interact with “it.” And it with us. Also the types and spectrums of radiation. Came upon picture-book version for recent history, with nicely done primer images:
“A short lesson in how radiation enters the human body, compliments of the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. These images are from a booklet on nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll…” Thanks to http://www.IodineHistory.blogspot.com for pulling together the images. http://iodinehistory.blogspot.com/2013/02/radiation-101.html
1.PHYSICS: the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, esp. high-energy particles that cause ionization.
the energy transmitted by radiation, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
plural noun: radiations.
verb: 1. emit (energy, esp. light or heat) in the form of rays or waves.
“the hot stars radiate energy”
synonyms: emit, give off, give out, discharge, diffuse; More
(of light, heat, or other energy) be emitted in the form of rays or waves.
“the continual stream of energy that radiates from the sun”
synonyms: shine, beam, emanate.
adjective: 1.having rays or parts proceeding from a center; arranged in or having a radial pattern.
“the radiate crown”
Origin early 17th cent.: from L
mid-15c., “act or process of radiating,” from Middle French radiation and directly from Latin radiationem (nominative radiatio) “a shining, radiation,” noun of action from past participle stem of radiare “to beam, shine, gleam; make beaming,” from radius “beam of light; spoke of a wheel” (see radius). Meaning “rays or beams emitted” is from 1560s. Meaning “divergence from a center” is 1650s.
“An infusion is a large amount of herb brewed for a long time. Typically, one ounce by weight (about a cup by volume) of dried herb is placed in a quart jar which is then filled to the top with boiling water, tightly lidded and allowed to steep for 4-10 hours. After straining, a cup or more is consumed, and the remainder chilled to slow spoilage. Drinking 2-4 cups a day is usual.” via:http://www.susunweed.com/How_to_make_Infusions.htm
Suggested Length of Time for Infusions in glass jars:
Roots and barks: 8 hours minimum.
Leaves: 4 hours minimum.
Flowers:2 hours minimum.
Seeds/berries: 30min. minimum. ( I add much more time for most seeds.)
AND FOR THE BASICS OF WHY TO DRINK SUCH NOURISHMENT READ HERE:
Weston Price, as posted from the Wild Foods site http://notastelikehome.org/ based in North Carolina:
Tooth decay is not only unnecessary, but an indication of our divergence from Nature’s fundamental laws of life and health.
Excerpt and image via Biohacking ? – Free Fermentology Foundation.
There exists a so called “dogma of molecular biology“, which, although considered as obsolete by most researchers, is still widely used by biotech companies to promote their products to the masses (GM crops, Monsanto, etc…). Using this dogma, they can pretend that they are doing a precise, predictable cut and paste work on the DNA.
According to this dogma, life is mainly encoded into the DNA, which is a kind of computer program for the cell and eventually the superior organisms like us. It is now clear that a human being cannot be encoded with 30,000 words (genes), and hopefully living organisms are inextricably interconnected with their environement, and involved in a number of complex feedback loops which makes a reductionist approach very naïve. The very notion of gene is not even well defined.
Furthermore, it is still very common to hear some stupid announcements (“we have found the gene of schizophrenia”), often made by serious scientists in search of fundings, which generates in the non-specialist audience a reaction of blind admiration (and sometimes of fear).
On the other hand, modern biology tells us that life has “discovered” an incredible number of very clever mechanisms. For example a muscle is much more efficient and flexible than most of our motors. And we don’t even understand how to mimic photosynthesis (from which solar energy can be turned into gasoline). All this was not obtained by using a down-top, reductionist design, from the DNA to the cell and then to Mozart. On the contrary, it is the macroscopic process of evolution which is at work behind all this.
This is this global approach that we will follow in these pages. Most of our work will stay at the macroscopic level, with populations of bacteria, symbiosis, etc. Evolution lead to the emergences of complex systems in interaction. A typical example are the few symbiosis discussed in these pages (Kefir, Kombucha, …) which are not well fitted for a standardized industrial process. Their commercial potential is limited, and so is the corresponding academic research. Here alternative structures like hacklabs and networks of amateurs working in an open source spirit can play a crucial role.